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Substance Abuse Services

“The use and consequences approach we utilize examines not only the individual consequences of substance use, but the consequences to a patient’s family, friends or community, whether here at Riggs or elsewhere.” – Michael Sugarman, CADC II, substance abuse counselor  

  • All patients undergo a substance use assessment upon admission. 
  • Nearly 50% of Riggs patients have a diagnosed substance use disorder. 
  • Riggs has substance abuse counselors who meet with patients on a regular basis. 

To learn more about our unique model, you can view and download A Patient’s Perspective.

Hear Michael Sugarman, CADC II, substance abuse counselor, talk about the substance abuse services offered at Austen Riggs.

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